Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tebow documentary to re-air

Tebow documentary to re-air on the following dates and times.

1/21 at 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
1/23 at noon (ESPN2)
2/1 at 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
2/18 at 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
3/13 at 1 p.m. (ESPN2) 
3/26 at noon (ESPN2)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

RIP Ian Lockwood

Ian's story here.

Ian receiving the game ball from the Outback Bowl here.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the  family.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Power 100: Keep a watch for Tebow

4. Tim Tebow. Tebow didn't disappoint during 2010—that is, if you focus on his endorsement contracts and disregard his modest football stats. After declaring for the National Football League draft, Tebow landed multimillion-dollar deals with EA Sports (ERTS), Nike (NKE), Jockey Underwear, and FRS Healthy Energy drink. He ranked third among NFL players in jersey sales from April to December. Unfortunately, Tebow started just three games during his rookie season, not nearly enough to accumulate meaningful on-field metrics. Expect the Denver Broncos quarterback to get more playing time—and commercial time—in 2011. He needs to take advantage of both.

Full story here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy MLK Day!

"Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."

Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Friday, January 14, 2011

John Fox Denver's new Coach

And it seems he likes Tim Tebow.

The Denver Post reports that Fox and Tebow got along well during the pre-draft process a year ago when the Panthers were considering drafting Tebow, and that some of Fox’s friends around the league think Fox liked Tebow better than Jimmy Clausen, whom the Panthers took in the second round of the draft.
Tebow said he expects to work well with Fox.
I had a great relationship with Coach Fox throughout the entire draft process and got to know him quite a bit,” Tebow said. “I’m very excited for him to be my head coach, and I’m looking forward to working with him.”
Fox does, however, seem to agree with his boss, John Elway, that Tebow has plenty of work to do.
“He’s got a lot of intangibles I look for,” Fox said of Tebow. “Where that goes it’s hard to predict.”

Full story here.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Vote Joe Haden Rookie of the Year

Count your blessings

Below is an excerpt of the very moving story of the bond formed between Billy Donovan, John Pelphrey, and Anthony Grant, all of whom lost a child.

The text arrived two days after Halloween, well before Billy Donovan got to the cemetery.
“Thinking of you,” it read.
For almost a decade, it’s never failed. Every year, on Nov. 2, Arkansas coach John Pelphrey –
along with Alabama’s Anthony Grant - have reached out to their former boss at Florida. A phone call, an e-mail, a card or text. J

“No staff,” Grant says, “has ever experienced what we experienced. What happened with all of
us … I wouldn’t wish that on anybody.”
Long before they were all head coaches in the SEC -- long before they became competitors --
Donovan, Pelphrey and Grant helped Florida blossom into one of the country’s most-dominating
programs during the early and mid-2000s. Still, the moments the three of them remember the
most -- the three precise dates that spurred one of the strongest, most unique bonds in all of
sports -- have nothing to do with winning NCAA titles and conference championships.
Instead, they involve the loss of life, and the strengthening of friendship.
“The human body is amazing,” Pelphrey says. “We can all sense when those days are coming
November 2 for Donovan.
February 6 for Grant.
August 22 for Pelphrey.

“I’m sitting there,” Donovan says, “and I look over at this church, and there’s a sign on the
marquee that says, ‘God is Good All of the Time.’ I kind of shook my head and thought, ‘What’s
good about this?’
“But then I sat there a little longer, and I said to myself, ‘I’ve got an incredible wife, and right
now I’m going home to three healthy kids.’ A lot of times, when bad things happen in your life,
you fail to remember all the good things that are in your life, too.
“At that moment, a calm came over me, a peace that made me realize that, although this was a
terrible loss, I was still very, very blessed.”

Donovan didn’t realize it initially, but working with various groups has been therapeutic for a coach who for years kept many of his thoughts and feelings about Jacqueline’s death inside. Pelphrey left Gainesville in 2002 and Grant departed in 2006. For a while, Donovan didn’t know anyone nearby who could relate.

Just like that stranger in the buffet line, Donovan now continuously comes into contact with
people who understand his pain. In some ways, friends say, Donovan’s charity work has been

“By giving, he receives,” said Cassisi, the former Florida faculty rep. “By helping them, he’s
also helping himself.”

 Full story here.

Friday, January 7, 2011

The FRS Ad

The FRS Ad has hit some nerves.  Have a look at the ad first.

Let's start with the Heisman.  Several pundits, including Gainesville's own Pat Dooley, have questioned if "they" really thought Tim couldn't win a Heisman.  But even Urban Meyer didn't think Tim would win the Heisman the year he did.

A couple of hours before the announcement, Meyer stood in the lobby outside the theater, sounding like every nervous coach before kickoff.
"You think he's got a chance?" Meyer said.
Excuse me?
"The sophomore thing, I keep hearing," Meyer said. 
Urban Meyer undoubtedly thought Tim was deserving, but let's face it, Heisman voting can be more incredulous than Miss America beauty pageant voting.

Maybe Pat was confident Tim would win it as well but, interestingly, he chronicled all the obstacles Tim had to overcome to actually win it. (Aw c'mon Pat!)

It was closer than some of us thought it would be but it really wasn't close. In the end, it came down to all of the things that made Tebow special in 2007 — the numbers, the intangibles, the character.
He overcame the sophomore prejudice, overcame the “Look how smart I am” votes. He broke a couple of the “Heismandments” from and now looks to break another — that there never will be another two-time winner.

And what about the "they said I wouldn't get a D1 scholarship"?  Tebow was the Chosen One after all.
But not at Trinity Christian where he played on defense and as a tight end.  

At 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, Tim Tebow is a fast runner and an extremely accurate passer. He said he joined Nease's team when he learned Howard would be the coach. As a freshman, Tebow played linebacker and tight end for Trinity Christian, a private school in Jacksonville. Brother Peter, a senior that year, played outside linebacker.
"He wanted to be a quarterback," Peter Tebow said. "And they [Trinity Christian] had more of a running scheme."
That school's loss has been Nease's gain. And Tebow's, who credits Howard with much of his success.
"He has helped me out so much, taught me everything," he said. He said Nease has other great players too, including great receivers.

Remember that?  His not playing QB and Trinity's non-passing game is what caused his family to put their farm up for sale, he and his mom move to an apartment so he would have a shot at playing QB at Nease as a homeschooled athlete.  And even then "they" wrote this:

After just five career starts at quarterback, it's not easy to make predictions on Tim Tebow, the 6-foot-2 gunslinger who has led the football rejuvenation at Nease. For now, it can safely be said that the sophomore's arm strength, size and running ability will lead plenty of Nease wins over coming seasons. He is the next quarterback worth watching in Northeast Florida, an area which doesn't produce college quarterbacks with any consistency at all.

We understand the skepticism from the rest of the country who are only now coming to know the guy the rest of us got to watch in high school and college, but really Gators, have a little faith in our boy. His dream of becoming an NFL quarterback began as a kid.  In order to do that he had to play in high school, so that he could then play in college, to then earn a shot to play in the pros.  The journey Tebow recalls in the FRS ad is his journey from the dreams he had as the kid you see below and not the high schooler we all met in The Chosen One. 

We all like to think of Tim as "Tim Tremendous" or even as Superman, but it does him and all the hard work he has put in, along with all the doubts and adversity he has had to overcome, disservice to think that it has all been easy.  It also gives unrealistic expectations to kids who look up to Tim, doing them a disservice as well, and gives the impression that you can achieve what he has without all the support he has received and all the hard work he has put in.

And if it wasn't obvious from the ad, the criticisms just fuel him to do more and to be better, or you know what, he just doesn't care.  

XV Enterprises

Alot of you have emailed regarding Tebow's XV logo and company.  Click here for the site.

Tebow Behind the Scenes on ESPN

Thursday, January 6, 2011

#timtebowcant :The FRS ad

How fun is it to hear Tim narrate our favorite list?!


Tebow Documentary to air tonight 7pm EST

Until then, here are some video excerpts from ESPN (and nice lead in Sports Center promo.)

Going up?

Click here for the other two or below.

Tebow discusses Elway and documentary

Tebow on Cowherd's show

For some reason this photo reminded us of Colin Cowherd.

Click here for the interview.

Money quote: "Thank you for having me on Mr. Cowherd.  I definitely look forward to proving you wrong on as far as what you think of  me in the NFL."

Tebow did give Cowherd a "God Bless" but in a way we wished he'd have given him a "Jesus loves you" too.

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year's Questions

Now that the Broncos' season is over, and the team is cleaning out their lockers today, what do you think the New Year will have in store for Tebow?  Do you think he'll stay with the Broncos and be the starter for next year?  Who do you think the Broncos will get as their new head coach?  And how credible are the Harbaugh to Denver rumors?

One thing, maybe two, is for certain, and that it is cold in Denver.  The other, Tim Tebow is either very helpful in taking out the trash or isn't interested in fancy swag like Gucci or Louis Vuitton. 

And whatever happens in the following weeks and months, we hope nothing but the best for Coach Studesville and his family and the Broncos at large.  GB2.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Game day verse against Chargers


Jeremiah 9:23-24 
23This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, 24but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord.

Tebow and Siler meet again

Brandon Siler was a friend and mentor to Tebow when Tebow arrived at UF in 2006.  The two meet again today as opponents on the field.

Excerpts from the two this week.
Tebow said he considers Siler a “good friend.”
“I've got a great relationship with Brandon,” Tebow said in a Wednesday media conference call. “He was someone I definitely looked up to while I was at Florida. He taught me a lot of the things right when I showed up -- kind of showed me the ropes.… I just remember how much he loved football, and that was definitely something I fed off of, as well.”

“People try to make it like it's so unbelievable,” Siler said. “It's just that kind of guy does exist. He's that guy. He's a good person, and he's a good football player. I love Tebow, man.”

Full story here.

Source: Siler is Tebow's Old Friend, Mentor | NBC San Diego